Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
For being bottled with 1/3 less CO2, this sure pours with a big layer of head. Straw color with persistent, cream colored bubbles. Sort of a sweet, buttery aroma, with light warmed fruit. Think butter and jam on scone, touch of lemon. Something about the aroma is a little dissident though. I keep sniffing it, trying to figure it out. What do these smells mean? My inclination is that my nose is finding the German/British hopping combination a little odd. I get just a touch of cloves as well. Modest, but definitely present chewy hop flavor. A lemon cheesecake sort of sweetness. Enough body to make it satisfying. This didn’t quite feel like it came together for me, but it is distinctive, pretty clean, and enjoyable.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours absolutely crystal clear. A Golden amber color with few tiny bubbles and a small but thick foamy white head. Aroma is bitter fresh citrus and a little grassy. Taste is very clean, fresh citrus (lemon, orange) with a little hint of spice and a bit of warmth to finish. Very enjoyable.
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden clear amber with a small head that vanishes leaving little or no lacing. Not surprising in a beer that is low in alcohol and in body. Wonderfully hopped, spicy and bitter, with a long bitter finish. A wonderfully refreshing session beer.
RichardGretton (4405) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a light head. The aroma is fruity, and citrus, the flavour is lightly dry and sparkling fruit. Overall a beautiful and great refreshing beer.
Ungstrup (30186) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark orange beer with a thick dense off-white head. The aroma is fresh with a lovely note of hops, making it very fresh. The flavor is fresh with a nice crisp malt accent on which is a nice hoppyness giving it slight hints of grass and lemon. Very refreshing.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color with long lasting head. Herbal, grassy, lemony and lightly resinuous hop aroma with honeyish malt. Clean and refreshing aroma. Malty and bitter flavor with herbal, spicy and citrusy hops. Dry and bitter sulfur finish. Well made session bitter.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - MAY 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
i am glad that this beer is not bad, $5 a bottle for a 4.2% beer... clear golden with white head; it has aroma of sweet malt. well balanced.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 500ml. short narrow neck brown bottle with a blurb on the back, no bottled/freshness date.
Made a decent appearance, poured a clear orange hued golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing, moderate carbonation.
Had a lemon fruity, light spicy, leafy and sweet caramelized malt nose.
A crisp, smooth light bodied mouth feel, good drinkability.
Leafy, earthy and slightly herbal hoppy taste at first, followed by sweet caramelized maltiness, then lemony tea-like hops kick in and a sweet lemony, leafy and malty finish.
A nice English IPA from Harviestoun, tasty and smooth, well worth trying.
Kingsuttonale (4) - Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was the Baird supping this ale while contemplating a worthy sonnet! "Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day..." A pale golden beer that conjours up memories of halcyon days in summer meadows with fair country maidens. A beer with a hoppy boquet including notes of hay and a citrus twist. A most excellent bottled beer and highly recomnded.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale gold body, minimal white head. Very thin aroma, light hops evident. Good taste, hoppy with some floral qualities, light malts also evident. Bland ending, some light hops.